When I was a child, I loved reading books especially when I read them with my Mom or Dad. Back then, it was easy to love books because there were limited forms of kiddie entertainment. Hello, Batibot babies!
Now that it’s my turn to be a parent, I love telling stories to my little girl. Though she’s still a toddler and can’t read yet, my hubby and I try to slowly build her interest in books.
To be honest, it’s not easy to encourage a child to look at books when there are other more “visually stimulating” options like online videos and interactive apps. But of course, we all know the benefits of traditional reading and we want our children to reap those benefits someday. So how do we encourage our kids to love reading? Where do we start? Are we starting too soon? Are the books we buy for our little ones appropriate for their age? How do we address reading difficulties of school-age children?
Parents nowadays are lucky that there are many resources within reach. One reliable resource is Readpro Center for Literacy, a Makati-based formal reading center. Readpro offers individualized programs that have been proven by research to be effective in teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Writing, as well as Math.
Individualized learning programs at Readpro Center
Providing reading assessments and individualized programs since 2010, Readpro has been helping students from ages 3 to 12 years old develop and strengthen their literacy skills.
Students start with an assessment that will help identify their level in terms of literacy skills. After assessing the needs of the students, they are given lessons that are tailor-fitted to their unique needs. Moreover, since the instruction is one-on-one, there are ample opportunities for in-depth teaching and learning in every session. Most importantly, all programs are implemented by Readpro’s highly trained reading specialists.
Readpro’s child-friendly center is located at 120 Amorsolo St, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
Parenting Talk on How to Encourage Kids to Love Reading
With its commitment to share professional knowledge to parents and interested individual about effective strategies for reading and comprehension, Readpro will hold a talk called “Parents, How to Encourage Your Kids to Love Reading” with “Spotting Reading Difficulties” on October 19, 2019, Saturday, 4:30 pm, at Fully Booked BGC, Forum 4F, Bonifacio High Street.
The speaker is Ms. Jennifer Castillo, Founder and Center Director of Readpro Center for Literacy. She has been in the field of teaching students with reading and comprehension difficulties for the past 12 years. She took up her Master’s Degree in Special Education at De La Salle University. Teacher Jen, as she is fondly called by her students, is passionate about growing readers, putting to good use the science behind reading and changing how people view dyslexia.
This talk is a good opportunity for parents like me to learn. This is especially helpful to parents of school-aged children who need an extra boost when it comes to reading. Let’s make good use of the resources around us to help our children become the best they can be.
Learn more about Readpro by visiting its Facebook page.